The next lunchtime lecture at St Bartholomew’s Church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, will be given by Peter Lynas, Evangelical Alliance Director for Northern Ireland.
Entitled Christmas or yuletide? BC or BCE, and subtitled Is Christianity really being marginalised in public life? the lecture will survey the way that Christianity seems to be vulnerable to forces of political correctness, a phenomenon given particular prominence recently by newspapers such as the Daily Mail.
Questions which then arise include: Is this shift real or imagined? If it is real, should Christians feel threatened, and what should the correct response be?
This lecture takes place at 1.10 p.m. on Tuesday November 8. The lecture originally advertised for this date is now rescheduled to take place in May 2012.
Everyone is welcome at the lecture, which will include a time for questions. Light refreshments will also be available.
Peter Lynas qualified as a lawyer and practiced as a barrister in Northern Ireland for five years before completing his Masters in Divinity at Regent College , Vancouver. He worked for a public policy think tank in Cambridge advising the government on family and social policy. He also led the faith@work initiative at Belfast Bible College helping people work out their faith in the workplace. He combines this post with his role as Operations Director for Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine.